Tuesday, 14 August 2018

 

 

The right words can save your life.

 

For fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult... A soldier falls in love with his battle buddy’s sister through their letters and returns home from Afghanistan with a secret that could destroy their fragile relationship. Don’t miss THE LAST LETTER by Rebecca Yarros, pre-order your copy today!

 

 

About THE LAST LETTER (Coming 2/26/2019):

Beckett,

 

If you’re reading this, well, you know the “last-letter” drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there were any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

 

I need one thing from you: Get out of the army and get to Telluride.

 

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

 

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

 

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

 

Please don’t make her go through it alone.

 

Ryan

 

 

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About Rebecca Yarros: Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee and chocolate. She is the author of the award-winning Flight & Glory series and The Renegades. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to her Apache pilot for seventeen years. When she's not writing, she's tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with her husband, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and their menagerie of pets. Having adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, Rebecca is a passionate advocate for children through her non-profit, One October.  
  

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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Release Blitz: Negotiated by Marni Mann #bookreview #romance

NEGOTIATED RELEASE BLITZ

Negotiated by Marni Mann Publication Date: August 2, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis: 

 I’m no stranger to acquisitions.
As the lead attorney for Entertainment Management Worldwide, I’ve done it a hundred times.
What’s brand-new in this deal is her.
The gorgeous, sexy Scarlett Davis, CFO of The Agency.
Always in control.
Always in charge.
Always composed.
But she has a secret…
And so do I.
When she finds out who I really am, she might never forgive me.
Unless we can negotiate.


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About Marni:
Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40228494-negotiated?ac=1&from_search=true


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Social Butterfly Pr
Genre: Adult Romance Erotica
Standalone and part of a standalone series


My Negotiated Review . . .

It has felt forever since I've been wanting Scarlett's story and its finally here.  And then it went way to fast,  just as I was really getting into the story it was over.  :( Scarlett has always kept things close to the vest and I was so excited to finally get to see what is under her shell.   However, we didn't get to see too much.   Sure we did get a layer revealed that was one that I wasn't expecting so that was nice but that's all we really got to see.  I thought we were going to see so much more of Scarlett.

Hudson always wants to win, no matter the way.  However, seducing Scarlett wasn't part of the plan and once given the opportunity he couldn't turn it down.   Even though Hudson wasn't completely honest with her I did quite like him.   And I especially liked him for Scarlett.

I loved that there was no unnecessary drama in this story but I was sad that it was too short and I was left wanting more from Scarlett.  She seems to be a woman with many, many layers and I feel we only tipped the surface with Scarlett.  Thankfully. we did get lots of chemistry between the two which helped the missing bits for me.

3 I need more Scarlett and Hudson thumbs up!

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Lauren














Monday, 9 July 2018

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker #bookreview #romance #preorder

The Simple Wild

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Calla Fletcher wasn't even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born.

She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional—dear God—outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand on the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild.

Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship—or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried—and failed at—years ago. It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all.







Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Atria Books
Genre: Adult Romance
 Standalone


My The Simple Wild Review . . .


Gah! I loved this book.  It will definitely be on my re-read book list.  It's one of those books that swallows you whole and captures your heart.  And after its done you want to do it all over again, even the heartbreak,  because it felt so real.  The emotions were captured so well with these characters.

It's been about a week since I read this book and it keeps coming into my mind and my heart, which is telltale sign that it's a book that captures you whole.

Calla Fletcher is living her life they only way she knows how, which at times is a bit superficial.  Suddenly Calla finds herself jobless and floundering.  When a call from her long lost father comes, she's torn to go and visit.  But she knows this is important because she has many unanswered feelings with the rejection from her father.

As soon as she arrives in Alaska, things aren't going here way.  Especially when the brut of a man Jonah makes her life more difficult.

"I've got a lot of regrets, kiddo.  But falling for your mother has never been one of them"

As time goes by Calla starts to learn about her past and gets to know her dad and all the people whom mean something to him.

The land and people of Alaska were portrayed so well that it felt like you where there meeting everyone yourself. 

Calla and Jonah were a bit oil and water to start with but eventually changed their consistencies to need each other and find a slice of happiness in a situation that has an end date.

"You're not alone.  You've got me.  And I've got you, and we'll get through this together."
I loved every character in this book.  Especially Wren, Agnes, Mabel, Simon and Susan.  Each of these characters create so much emotional impact that help navigate Calla's journey of family, loss, love and hope.

This was such a beautiful book.  It's a beautiful emotional roller coaster but totally worth the ride.  I highly recommend this book.

5 Beautiful Thumbs up!

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Lauren

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Monday, 2 July 2018

The Dandelion by M. Leighton #bookreview #secondchanceromance

The Dandelion

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At thirty-five, Abigail Simmons has mastered only one thing—running. When tragedy strikes, she runs. This time her urge to flee brings Abi back to her hometown, where she hopes she can find the peace she’s always searched for. That hope is dashed when Abi’s ex, Sam Forrester, bumps his way back into her life.

Sam has flourished in ways Abi hasn’t. From the outside, he has it all—a successful medical practice, a beautiful daughter, and a charming wife.

Who is dying.

Sara Forrester is dying and her final wish is for Sam to find love again so she can meet the woman who will finish raising her daughter and grow old with her husband. Abi seems like the perfect fit, but what Sara doesn’t know is that Abi has a secret, a secret no one could guess.

And it’s a deal breaker.





https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38712065-the-dandelion?ac=1&from_search=true



Source: Kindle via Amazon.com
Genre: Adult Romance
Standalone


My The Dandelion Review . . .



" . . . Life without pain is life without living.  Like you just said, the pain lets us know we're alive.  Without it, we wouldn't know pleasure.  It helps us to appreciate the good. . . ."

This is a bit of an unconventional second chance love story and I loved it. 

Sometimes we get so lost in our pain, we're numb to everyone else's. 

Abigail &  Sam were once everything to one another but life tore them apart.  Now decades later and Abigail is back to her old home to find peace and what she ends up finding is so much more.

As she returns home she finds out that that Sam Forrester is now the town doctor and a loving father and happily married.  His wife is Sara Forrester but not is all that seems.

The reality is that Sara is dying and her last wish is for Sam to find love again so he can move on and be happy, and then Sara will know that their daughter is loved and cared for by Sam and his new love.
That's the consequence of living-dying.  Life leads to death.  It's unavoidable.  It's an inarguable fact.
From the moment we are born, we are dying.  Little by little, day by day.  We have limited minutes and hours and days and choices within that short span.  Depending on how we spend those minutes, how we make those choices, we can live in the bright sun, with our vivid yellow faces tilted boldly toward it, laughing and happy, or we can make bad choice after wrong step and end up like the dandelion in its last days-withered, frail and waiting to die. 

To most that story line would feel wrong and unconventional, but its also where all the beauty is.  That we can love so freely and live for every moment but also want more for those we love most.  What Sara was doing is truly one of the most selfless acts someone could do and I truly don't know if I would be able to do that if I knew I was leaving this earth.
"I'm going to ask a girl I used to know to do something I have no right to ask of her."
"I'm going to ask her to love me again.  Or at least to try."
The way this story was written you fall in love with Abigail, Sam, Sara and their beautiful daughter Noelle.

"Maybe, maybe not, but I do know this: Some of us are beyond second chances.  They're a gift, a gift that I'd gladly give all the money in the world for.  Yet life is handing you one, free of charge.  Don't throw it away.  It dishonors those of us who have no choice when you waste yours."
What happened to Abi was so tragic and heartbreaking and you totally understood where her head was at and why she was making her decisions.   But there is a fine line between life and death and that line is called hope.  And for Abi, she had lost all her hope.

"I've always needed you, Abi. I never stopped."

But with Sara,  Abi started to get back a spark of hope, but there needs to be more for that fire to ignite.

"I'm your hope, Abi.  Hope in me.  I'll carry you when you can't walk.  I'll hold you when you can't sleep.  I'll be everything you need, and you'll be everything I need.  Most people don't get second chances like this.  Don't throw it away.  Don't throw me away."

Abi & Sam's journey is a profound one and a heartbreaking beautiful one.

"Can't you see I'm trying to protect you?"
"Can't you see I'm trying to protect me, too?  My life is better with you in it.  And yours can be better with me in it.  Just give it a chance."

Each character had their flaws but that was also their true beauty and strength.

" . . . This dandelion isn't dying.  It's finding a way to live."
"Every one of those has a seed of life inside it.  All they need is a good place to grow.  That's not the end.  It's the beginning."

Often people say we can't love more than one person, but the way this was written it helps you to understand this possibility and why its so hard when it does happens. 

"I know you're scared.  I am, too.  But I'm more afraid of living the rest of my life without you.  I'd take a few years of happy with you over a lifetime of painlessness without you any day of the week."

 If you have read the Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton then you will love this story as well.  ( Minus the D/S story line, of course.)

This is a story that after you read it , you think about it over and over again.

4.5 Second Chance thumbs up!

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Lauren